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MACHINERY AND VEHICLES

Cobra S-Series
Cobra prides itself on providing something for every gardener. With more than 50 lawnmowers in its range, accompanied by blowers, hedgetrimmers, strimmers, chainsaws and multi-tools there are certainly enough plenty of to back up this claim. To offer its customers maximum options suited for all requirements, Cobra has a full...
Pellenc awarded for factory transformation
Following transformation of its state of the art factory in Pertuis, France, the Pellenc group has been presented with the Industry Showcase of the Future award. Since the Pellenc group was created in 1973, the company has based its development on a policy of constant innovation. The group’s ability to...
Christopher Cooper
Christopher Cooper, product marketing manager of popular lawn care brands, Hayter and Toro, was recently named President of the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA). In his new role, Christopher hopes to focus on encouraging more young people to pursue career opportunities in the industry and helping to further promote and...
Cub Cadet Extends LR Range
The LR Mini-Rider range from Cub Cadet has been extended for 2018, and continues to deliver the same strength, durability and cutting performance as the larger rider models from the company, just in a more compact design. The LR models are part of the ‘entry level’ Force Series, consisting...

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Garden industry
Last month’s Garden Re-Leaf Day was once again a blooming success with almost £65k already pledged thanks to the tireless enthusiasm of the garden industry and others who participated in events and promotions all over the country. Garden Re-Leaf Walk Current total raised: £15,000 and rising Over 70 people from garden retailers,...
Everest Garden Room
Popular TV gardener David Domoney officially opened the new Everest Garden Room at the WI’s Denman college in Marcham, Oxfordshire on Monday 9 April, donated by home improvement company Everest to mark the college’s 70th birthday celebrations this year. The attractive and versatile Garden Room is made from extra thick,...
FESTIVAL DINNER
Perennial is reviving its traditional Festival Dinner, a fantastic evening of fundraising, with the help of partners and supporters from across the UK horticulture industry. Taking place on 12 October at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, one of London’s most celebrated 5 star hotels overlooking Hyde Park, the event will...
Garden visits
Staff and volunteers at the National Botanic Garden of Wales are celebrating a big rise in visitor numbers. In the 12 months to March 31, the increasingly popular Carmarthenshire attraction has welcomed 161,762 people – the highest figure since 2001. This latest number, as well as being a 17-year high, is...
‘Feel Good’ Garden
To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) will receive a garden from the world’s most famous flower show this summer for the benefit of patients and staff, thanks to a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) competition The RHS Feel Good Garden, a key feature at...

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

GARDEN RETAIL

Haskins Garden Centre in Crawley has raised £3,363.86 for its charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society. The Snowhill garden centre selected to support the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity throughout 2017. Employees at the centre raised funds and awareness for the charity by hosting events throughout the year, as well...
Haskins Garden Centre in West End has raised £2,563.26 for its charity partner, Countess Mountbatten Hospice. The West End garden centre selected to support the charity throughout 2017. Countess Mountbatten Hospice is a charity providing care to those with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice also serves those in the wider community...
GIMA announces new council
The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association’s AGM took place on 12th April at Ettington Chase Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, with over 65 members in attendance. During proceedings Chris Ramsden of Hozelock was pleased to pass the mantle of GIMA President over to Richard Pyrah of Kelkay after two years at the helm....
Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown
The team at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has announced it will be focusing its fundraising efforts towards supporting Autism Wessex for the year. Employees at the centre aim to raise several thousands of pounds by running events throughout 2018, as well as providing the charity the space to host...
Haskins Garden Centre in West End
The team at Haskins Garden Centre in West End has announced it will be focusing its fundraising efforts towards supporting Silk Bow Foundation for the year. Employees at the centre aim to raise several thousands of pounds by running events throughout 2018, as well as providing the charity the space...

GARDEN PRODUCT FOCUS

HOME GARDEN

Summertime Sizzler. How to Buy the Best Barbecue for You

The sun has got his hat on; hip hip hip hooray. The sun has got...
Pantone’s Colour of 2018

Give Your Garden the Power of Purple with Pantone’s Colour of 2018 – Ultra Violet! 

Sarah Kimbrey, Designer at Forest Garden, the UK’s leading garden furniture and structure specialists, explains...
Year Round Greens

All Year Round Greens Straight from your Windowsill

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add vibrant colour and taste...
Natural Seaweed

Boosting Gardens with Natural Seaweed Goodness

Seasol Seaweed Concentrate from Mr Fothergill’s is an all-natural plant tonic for the healthy growth...
DIY Week Awards

Bosch Home and Garden shortlisted in multiple categories in 2018 DIY Week Awards

Following an exciting start to the year with multiple new DIY and garden product launches,...

Clever Composting Hozelock’s NEW Pure Bokashi Composter

Make more of your food waste with the NEW Hozelock Pure Bokashi Composter which quickly...
Wabi-Sabi

Embrace the imperfect beauty of Wabi-Sabi with a Windsor Planter

The ancient Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi embraces the idea that there is beauty in the...
Father’s Day gift

Bosch Home and Garden Father’s Day gift guide 2018

There’s always that Dad out there that can be notoriously difficult to buy for. From...
Easter bank holiday

Get your garden gleaming this Easter bank holiday

With the Easter bank holiday weekend fast approaching, whether you choose to hold an Easter...
RHS Chelsea Product of the Year 2018

Bosch shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Product of the Year 2018

Bosch Home and Garden has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious RHS Chelsea...

CHOOSING THE BEST LOPPERS FOR SPRING PRUNING

If you have trees such as apples and cherries, you may be beginning to think...
Spring clean

Spring clean your garden this bank holiday

There is a flourishing trend for inner city gardens across the towns and cities of...
nematodes

Neudorff’s new nematodes now available straight from the shelf

With Neudorff’s new nematodes now available straight from the shelf without the need for refrigeration,...
Willow Wand

Get 10% off the fantastic Willow Wand with the Local Gardener NEWSPAPER

Plant, water and watch it grow – this exclusive piece of living art will brighten...
hand tools

Plant up a beautiful balcony or container garden with WOLF-Garten hand tools

Not everyone is blessed with wide expanses of outside space in which to grow plants,...

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Speedy weeder
Spring is upon us and so are the weeds that accompany the warmer weather. As usual, manufacturers have come up with yet more new takes on the best and easiest way to tackle the problem. For me, it's hard to beat the standard hoe, so it was with some...

Timberpro backpack blower

There comes a point where you could do with more productivity out of your machines and need to upgrade to something more powerful. With blowers, that means going for a backpack. We test one of the best value big boy blowers on the market, the Timberpro 65cc backpack. Retailing...

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Glee
In a year that sees Glee refresh itself even further for the benefit of the industry it represents, the show organisers have reported that the beginning of 2018 saw the annual exhibition witness an incredible display of support from the garden retail sector. Relocation = revitalised & (almost) full floorplan With...
gima awards 2018
Considered the garden industry event of the year, the GIMA Awards 2018 are set to return later this summer (12th July, Celtic Manor), with another glittering night of celebrations. Entry to this year’s awards are now open – with suppliers being urged to not miss out on their chance...
Easigrass conference
Easigrass partners from across the UK and international network gathered with industry leaders for an inspiring and informative annual conference, where a range of innovative new products were unveiled and growing brand success celebrated. The overall theme of the Easigrass conference, which was held at the Ramside Hall Hotel...